Definition of Ancestry

1. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"

2. Noun. Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline.
Exact synonyms: Derivation, Filiation, Lineage
Generic synonyms: Hereditary Pattern, Inheritance
Specialized synonyms: Descent, Extraction, Origin, Bloodline, Pedigree
Attributes: Purebred, Crossbred
Derivative terms: Derive

Definition of Ancestry

1. n. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.

Definition of Ancestry

1. Noun. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent. ¹

2. Noun. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent. ¹

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Definition of Ancestry

1. a line or body of ancestors [n -TRIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ancestry

ancestral chart
ancestral charts
ancestry (current term)
anchor's aweigh
anchor babies
anchor baby
anchor buoy
anchor chain
anchor ice
anchor light

Literary usage of Ancestry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1910)
"CHAPTER IV THE INFLUENCE OF REMOTE ancestry OR RACE The Possibility of Racial Mental Differences Men are mentally like one another and unlike dogs or horses ..."

2. Index to American Genealogies: And to Genealogical Material Contained in All Daniel Steele Durrie by Daniel Steele Durrie (1900)
"ancestry ii, 102; iv, Austin's RI Genealogical Dictionary 163 Brownell Genealogy (1892) part iii, 1-9 Dawson Genealogy lo8 Eaton's Annals of Warren Me. ..."

3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"In an article on the Washington ancestry which, in October, 1892, ... Waters, in his Washington ancestry, published the following : " February 1655, ..."

4. The Counts of Falkenstein: Noble Self-consciousness in Twelfth-century Germany by John B. Freed (1984)
"The Welfs' Knowledge of Their ancestry Schmid has studied the Welfs' search for their roots in the twelfth century.26 According to the Genealogia ..."

5. A Short History of Science by William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler (1917)
"The history of science, however, is not so much concerned with the ancestry or origin of mankind as with its antiquity; for while science is a comparatively ..."

6. A Beginner's History of Philosophy by Herbert Ernest Cushman (1911)
"His Puritan ancestry. The ancestry of Locke is little known, and not much that appears in his personality can be explained by it. Both his father and mother ..."

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